Program: Jwande Jazbe
Topic: Training session for Students.
Guests: 1. Muhammad Hasnain, Student, Abasyn University
2. Hafiz Abdur Rehman, Abdul Wali Khan University.
3. Irum Omar, Peshawar University.
Co Presenter Khan Baba.
Field Story: Seena Naeem, Peshawar.
Anchor Person: Asma Ali.
âHarnessing Future leadership was the topic for a three days training workshop in Peshawar organized by Center for research and Security Studies. It was attended by sixty students from Charsadda, Swab and Peshawar along with various professionals and journalists. It served as an eye opener for the young students and they realized the true meaning of democracy and their role as leaders in the future. Ignorance of our people is one of the main reasons for a flawed democratic system in Pakistan and such trainings are really essential to achieve the goal to make Pakistan a progressive democratic country.
Asma: Dear listeners, your host Asma is here with Sabawoon on behalf of CRSS. Our segment for today is Jwande Jazbe. As usual Khan Baba is here with us and I welcome him. Are you alright and I hope you are not affected by heat wave.
Baba: I am well and nice. I have a good news for you.
Asma: I will listen to it but you are looking so lovingly on our guest as if you know them. I may tell my listeners our telephone numbers if they want to contact us. You can also listen to this show on AM 1170Kilohurts. Our telephone numbers are 0911111000101, 0916006051, 0916006052. Our mobile cell number is 0333580711 which you can use to answer our quiz competition. You can listen to our program through our face book address www.fcebook.com/crss.pakistan. did i tell it correctly.
Baba: you did well. I have also leant it a bit
Asma: but you have not learnt our mobile number. What is the good news?
Baba: please introduce our guests first.
Asma: we have three guests today. One is Syed Muhammad Hasnain from Abasyn University. Our second guest is Hafiz Abdur Rehman from Abdul Wali Khan University. Our third guest is Irum from Journalism department in Peshawar University. Do you know them Baba?
Baba: I reckon that I know them.
Asma: I may remind you that they were with us in a seminar in Peshawar.
Baba: I am not mentally sound and my children took me to a doctor yesterday. I told them that I want to be a politician now. I think I am a bit retarded now. When I went to the doctor he asked me what I want. When I told him that I want to be a politician he told me that I have to undergo an eye surgery. After my inquiry the doctor told me that I cannot be a doctor with these eyes. Now I have to change my eyes to become a politician. I am working on my own party with proper code and doctrine.
Asma: (Laughingly) it means you have learnt a lot during our three days training.
Asma: Then our guests who had also participated in the workshop may have learnt a lot. Such trainings will continue in the future. These participants will impart their learning in their universities. They will serve as leaders.
Baba: they cannot compete with me. I will go ahead.
Asma: Mr. Hasnain, what you have to say about this training. How much did you learn?
Hasnain: I want to convey the message that it was a great experience. We learnt about many things. During the first day we learnt about democracy along with its merits and demerits. Our second day was about planning and civic rights. Our last day was about leadership role and motivation. It was an important session and we are high spirited to serve as role model. I have gained a lot of confidence as a leader. You provided me the right kind of impetus. We aim to impart our learning to our class fellows and friends. When I came to the training I did not know about the definition of democracy. We learnt about transparency and accountability. Our perceptions were so limited and confined. We came to know about the true responsibilities of citizens. We thought that casting our vote was our only duty as citizens but now I realize that we have the right of accountability.
Asma: Mr. Hafiz, what are your views?
Hafiz: First of all I want to thank CRSS for such a good training. It was a wonderful experience and we came to know about the true concept of democracy. I learnt about Article 25 in our country where a child from the age of five to sixteen years has the right to free education. All my colleagues in the training told me that it was very important for all of us because it was something outside our courses. We were in deep slumber about our country and our rights. We realized our rights and responsibilities. We did not know about good and bad citizens. Now we understand that we are a mixture of good and bad citizens. Madam Meraj Humayun made us understand about our civic rights in the society. We all are Pakistanis and have equal rights in this country. She cited the example of India Pakistan Cricket match when we feel the same all over the country. When we learnt about social action plan, it was wonderful. My confidence is boosted up enormously.
Asma: yes indeed you interacted with different students across the province and intellectuals. It is hoped that you might have learnt a lot.
Asma: Miss Irum, how do you perceive female participation during this training? What role do you predict for female?
Irum: I may say that it was a wonderful training especially for women. CRSS proved that a woman has an equal status in Pakistan. As my friends told you that most of our misconceptions were removed. CRSS voiced our concerns. It gave us rights to express ourselves. We were given respect and treated on equal footing with men. I also leant about tolerance which is lacking in our society.
Asma: I also observed that females were greatly motivated by the trainers.
Irum: They asked us not to be shy.
Asma: Did you comprehend anything Baba?
Baba: well, I may tell you an anecdote where an ant which was residing in an elephant ear asked his permission while leaving. The elephant said that I did not know about your arrival or departure. So, most of the talk has passed over my head. Bu I understand that these young people want to be a leader in the future. They also realize their right to make their leaders accountable for their doings. It is a good omen but you should not approach me when I am a leader.
Hasnain: We will ask about it because now CRSS has made us realize our right to reproach our leaders.
Asma: you will be held accountable.
Baba: But my wife keeps record of everything. I intend to dig a big hole in front of all the poor people.
Asma: It is a bad idea and nobody will make you a leader.
Baba: when all the people will be in these ditches then ultimately I will be chosen as a leader.
Hafiz: But at least you should make some promises before election.
Baba: I will make myself well off first because I need so much.
Asma: But you should frame a party portfolio to benefit the people.
Baba: But I thought that everyone should serve himself first.
Asma: I may tell you my question of the day dear listeners. Our question is that in which three major wings our armed forces are divided? It is time to listen to the report by Seena Naeem about the said training with the topic âHarnessing future leaders.â Let us know more about this training.
REPORT: Seena Naeem, Peshawar.
CRSS had arranged a three days training for the youth of Peshawar. It was attended by students, professionals and journalists. Salma Yousaf Khan was the trainers here who said that such trainings are very important for students.
âSuch trainings are vital for the personality formation of students. If a student is made aware at this stage about his potentials as a leader then it may help him enormously.â
Students from Mardan, Charsadda and Peshawar were invited to this training. There were almost sixty students as participants. Javeria was a student from Abdul Wali khan University Mardan who says.
âI have absorbed positivity from this training. It will remove most of our wrong perceptions about the relation of a boy and girl. It needs to be mended.â
This was the first stage of training where sixty students learnt about leadership. Such trainings will be held after every two months in the future. These students will convey this training to other students. Nadia Khan is a student from Swabi who is optimistic to convey and impart this training further..
âWe feel enormous change in ourselves after these three days trainings.â
Syed Rasool Bhatani belongs to Waziristan and is a student in Journalism department in Peshawar. He said that he is greatly motivated to act as a leader..
âIf youth is guided and motivate then the whole society goes along positively. This training gave a ray of hope to all the young participantsâ to be leaders, leaders do not only mean to be a political leader but a person can lead from anywhere and in any situation. Leaders always inspire others. He motivates and led from the frontâ
Shafaq Sadaf from Peshawar University says that she did not know about such things..
âI intend to train other people in my university. All the presentations conveyed here are not available to us in the university. It was much beneficial.â
All the students felt happy and expected further such gatherings in the future by CRSS.
Asma: dear listeners, welcome back after the report.
Baba: good things were told in the report. It opened up my mind now. These young leaders will bring democracy. But do you remember how they were eating the chicken during this training. One of them was snatching a chicken leg out of my plate.
Hafiz: It is called democracy Baba. You know leaders need a lot of strength and need to eat a lot.
Baba: When I am a leader I will divide one piece among you and will eat the other three pieces myself.
Hasnain: It is the practice among our present political leaders. They eat up everything.
Baba: But we have raised such people to be our leaders.
Hasnain: Our people do not know about their rights. That is why such training was held.
Asma: this training will bring a positive change in our new leaders. He will think about the community first.
Baba: It is good thinking it needs practical implementation .Now I understand and pray for your success.
Asma: I may ask the youth about recent local bodiesâ elections. It was reported that candidates were busy in convincing voters to elect them.
Hafiz: I have observed that elections were not fair. Some of the old thieves were also contesting these elections.
Baba: I was not among them.
Hasnain: No no, Baba you are our youth leader. Now we realize that democracy in Pakistan is also corrupt. There was widespread rigging. We do not want to blame anyone party. I am a member of PTI but I do not appreciate awarding party tickets to all the candidates. Main reason for riffing is the ignorance of our people. There was a female polling station near our home where Bogus ID cards were used. Two people died in that polling station. One female went to cast her vote five times.
Asma: Many tragic incidents were reported.
Irum: I was also on the ground because my uncle was also contesting. I also saw that party workers of the ruling party came and asked us to close voting. I protested and made a video when they broke the ballet boxes. They insulted all the women and officials.
Asma: different people have different opinions. But the fact is that our people are ignorant.
Hafiz: As masses, we are still sleeping. We are just led blindly. Votes should also be biometric. But the problem is that nobody wants it. Our leaders compel people to fight for them. There is no check and balance during the election. Our public is also to be blamed.
Asma: Nobody realize the importance and value of vote.
Hafiz: according to Islamic Point of view voters have a share in all the good and bad deeds of a leader.
Asma: People should judge a person well before casting their vote.
Hafiz: Wrong person should not be elected. During the training we were shown a video where a ship was attacked. The leader led the attack from the front. But our leaders are never with the public in hard times. I ask the question that where do all the taxes in Pakistan go? In foreign countries people are given so many benefits from the tax money.
Asma: Our NGOs cannot do anything without the support of the government.
Baba: It was said that our people are asleep. We have got accustomed to this rotten system.
Asma: How to create awareness among our youth?
Baba: I was wondering in my village when I saw a young man who was convacing for elelction. He grabed a person and asked for his vote along with his uncle. The voter said that his uncle had died three years ago.
Asma: That is the practice in our villages where we go for family ties.
Irum: Our people are easily blackmailed emotionally. Our people are deceived by political slogans. Unless we vote for ideology, we cannot enjoy true democracy.
Hasnain: My solution is that Baba is our youth leader and we must elect him.
Baba: May you live long dear boy. I will bring you sweets.
Hasnain: We forward Baba as our MNA for next election.
Baba: Yes indeed I will earn a lot and will construct my house. I will buy a nice car.
Hafiz: But there is another problem in our country that our society is divided along the racial lines. Our people are divided in tribal sects and sections.
Asma: we need unity.
Hasnain: We behave as Pakistanis when we watch a cricket match. We need the same spirit in social life.
Baba: We are just one nation.
Asma: we are short of time but I want your messages.
Hasnain: My message is that every student should continue his study but make yourself aware about your rights and duties.
Hafiz: I want to say that please leave these scuffles and differences, we need unity to make Pakistan a progressive country.
Irum: I may quote a famous saying that when I was young I decided to change the world. But it seem impossible but when I grow older and wiser, I decided to change my country. It too seemed impossible. But when I grew wiser I decided to change my family. It was also not possible. But when I got mature, I concluded that I just need to change myself and it will ultimately change my family, Country and then the world.
Asma: Thank you so much for being with us. Yesterday we asked a question about the months before and after ARR. The correct answer was Jeit and Pashakal. We received 155 answers. 130 answers were found to be correct. The winner through a lucky draw is Rafiq Khan. It is good bye for now.